The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari identified Nigeria’s 3 major problems speaking in the course of his January 22 rally in Sokoto.
Before addressing hundreds of party supporters who came yesterday to the venue to meet their candidate, Buhari shared his opinion during the courtesy to the Sultan of Sokoto and president-general, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Sa’ad Abubakar III, in his palace.
The former military Head of State lamented that over 60 million Nigerian youths are believed to be unemployed adding however that his administration will resolve this problem if the APC gets elected in February. Buhari also promised to strengthen agriculture sector in Nigeria.
The opposition candidate identified the 3 serious problems of the nation: insecurity, economic challenges, corruption.
Buhari was quoted as saying by Leadership:
“There are three fundamental issues that is before us in this country. And these are the question of security, the question of economy and the question of corruption. All other things can be under those three fundamental problems.
“On security, Your Eminence, we asked what we can do to solve the situation. Luckily, we share the same profession with you. And from the experiences, I think we will make sure that the security enforcement agencies, including the military, are once more the pride of Nigeria.
“Unemployment, which is another problem, forms the vicious cycle of security because of bribery and corruption. With the number of youths, it is estimated that over 60 million Nigerian youths are unemployed whether they go to school or not. We have to do something quickly about it.
“The way we can do something about it is to go to farming, Your Eminence. Farming to make sure how much we can put in that line because of mechanization or increased fertilizer distribution and so on – for extension farmers to get the best. And then, like what is happening in Zamfara about the mining of gold and the effect of lead on people and communities is very clear. So that we quickly take a lot of the unemployed youths.
Dignitaries in the campaign include, Buhari’s running mate, Prof. Osibanjo, Senator Saraki, APC national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun and other party faithful.”
It should be recalled that a bomb scare was reported yesterday ahead of the Sokoto rally, following which the venue was changed from the Sokoto State Stadium to the Sokoto Trade Fair complex. The event successfully took place and no alerting happenings were recorded.